News for: Social Sciences Research Centre

RTÉ – Machnamh 100

Whitaker Institute members Dr Caitriona Clear and Dr John Cunningham participated in RTÉ’s Machnamh 100 ‘Recovering Imagined Futures’ seminar which aired on Thursday, 27 May. In this third instalment of President Michael D. Higgins’s series of reflections on Ireland’s history, the panel discussed Ireland of 100 years ago, using the lenses of social class, land, and gender.

RTÉ Brainstorm – How the pandemic helped highlight young people’s strengths

Whitaker Institute member Professor John Morrissey, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster (SSRC), has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at how the pandemic has helped highlight young people’s strengths.  How the pandemic helped highlight young people’s strengths Opinion: Covid-19 has added huge anxieties on students but they are far more engaged and… | Read on »

Public Trust in Government

New research carried out by Whitaker Institute member Professor Cathal O’Donoghue, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster, has shown that public trust in Government soared in 2020 as a result of policies to improve income protection during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more from the Business Post and Irish Examiner. Read the full press release here. Find out… | Read on »

RTÉ Morning Ireland – NUI Galway: Words of Comfort

First and third year Bachelor of Arts in Modern Irish Culture Studies students, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Nessa Cronin, have been writing open letters to residents in nursing homes across the county. The initiative, Comfort Words, is a partnership between the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, and Nursing Homes Ireland to help… | Read on »